Flat Belly Diet! Terms and Conditions
Thank you for your interest in Prevention's FLAT BELLY DIET ONLINE PROGRAM, a subscription-based, personalized, interactive self-help diet program by Rodale Inc. ("Rodale"). The program offers a science-based solution that combines a cutting-edge nutrition plan with expert motivational tips and advice. The Flat Belly Diet offers an even greater reward than a visually more attractive silhouette: It offers the opportunity to change your relationship with food, to help you live a longer, healthier life.
When you register now you will receive access to the FLAT BELLY DIET ONLINE PROGRAM (the “Program”). All offers may require you to pay a registration fee to subscribe to the Program. If you are entitled to a free trial and you don’t cancel during your free trial period, you'll be charged the first subscription fee for three (3) months of Program membership, plus a registration fee, if applicable. In all other cases, you'll be charged the first subscription fee for one (1) or three (3) months of Program membership, plus a registration fee if applicable at the time of registration. Your subscription will automatically renew after the initial one (1) or three (3) three term every one (1) or three (3) months, depending on the term chosen at the time of registration, for membership and billing and you will be charged the then in effect monthly charge until you cancel. You can cancel at any time. If you cancel at any time after the conclusion of your free-trial, or if you do not have a free trial period, you won't be refunded the subscription charge for the current subscription period or the registration fee, but you'll have member access through the end of that period and won't be billed again. There is no minimum membership period.
Please be aware that all third-party sites mentioned or linked to on the Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions.
FLAT BELLY DIET ONLINE PROGRAM details and terms of membership are provided below, so please take a moment to review them before you sign up and begin your life-changing transformation!
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The process of becoming a member of the Sites (a "Member") requires entry of certain personal information and, among other conditions of membership, agreement with these Terms and Conditions in order to gain access to the Sites.
In becoming a Member with the intent of using the Sites, you affirm that either (A) all of the following statements are true: (i) no physician has ever informed you that you have a heart condition or that you should only do physical activities recommended by a physician; (ii) you have never felt chest pain when engaging in physical activity; (iii) you have not experienced chest pain when not engaged in physical activity at any time within the past month; (iv) you have never lost your balance because of dizziness and you have never lost consciousness; (v) you do not have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity; (vi) your physician is not currently prescribing drugs for your blood pressure or heart condition; (vii) you do not have a history of high blood pressure, and no one in your immediate family has a history of high blood pressure or heart problems; and (viii) you do not know of any other reason you should not exercise; or (B) your physician has specifically approved of your use of the Sites
And in becoming a Member with the intent of using the Sites, you further affirm that either (A) all of the following statements are true: (i) you are not allergic to nuts, eggs, dairy products or any other foods; (ii) you are not presently following a diet plan provided to you by a physician or other medical professional for health reasons; and (iii) you have not been medically diagnosed as suffering from diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart disease, high cholesterol or high blood pressure; or (B) your physician has specifically approved your use of the Sites.
This Site is designed for use by women. Men are not excluded from being a Member. The diet and fitness information provided, however, is designed for women and men may find that it does not meet their exercise and nutrition needs. If you are a woman, in becoming a Member with the intent of using the Sites you further affirm that either (A) you are not pregnant, breastfeeding or lactating or (B) your physician has specifically approved your use of the Sites.
You are advised that health, diet & fitness advice is often subject to updating and refining due to medical research and developments. No assurance can be given that the Content will reflect the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. You are encouraged to consult with your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding any health condition.
A. MEMBERSHIP TERM AND RENEWAL: The initial membership term is selected by the Member upon registration, committing that Member to a subscription of the time frame of his/her selection. Upon expiration of the initial membership term your membership will automatically renew on the periodic basis described in your particular offer. You are financially responsible for all associated subscription fees until notice of cancellation is received by Rodale.
B. CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: You may cancel your subscription after your initial registration, unless the offer you have selected specifically does not permit cancellation within a specified time period. To cancel, you must call our Customer Service Team toll-free at 1-866-710-5054 Monday though Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM EST. Please be advised that our Customer Service Team does not operate on the following holidays: New Year's Day (January 1); Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January); President's Day (third Monday in February); Memorial Day (last Monday in May); Independence Day (July 4); Labor Day (first Monday in September); Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November); the day after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve (December 24); and Christmas Day (December 25). Unless the terms of the specific offer you choose expressly allow for a refund, you WILL NOT receive a refund upon cancellation.
Upon cancellation, your account will be terminated effective at the end of the then current billing period and we in our sole discretion shall have the right but not the responsibility to delete all of the account information provided by you. You will only receive a refund of the initial membership fee if you sign up through the risk-free trial offer and if a cancellation request is actually received by us in accordance with this policy before 3:59 PM EST on the last day of the initial registration period. If your risk-free trial cutoff date/time falls during a time when our customer service line is closed, your trial period (and your time to cancel) shall be extended to 3:59 PM EST on the next business day that the customer service line is open (Monday if it occurs during the weekend) and if you cancel by such new extended deadline time, we will provide you with a full refund of your first month subscription fee (with no deduction for the extra day of service), per the terms above. If you are entitled to a refund under this provision, you will receive any refund due as a credit to your credit card account. If you do not sign up through the risk free trial offer or if you decide to cancel your membership at any other time you WILL NOT receive a refund. Because we do not bill on a daily basis, canceling on Friday versus a Monday will not mean that you are billed for additional days. We will confirm receipt of your cancellation request via email. We are under no obligation to cancel your account or provide any refund unless your cancellation request is actually received by it in accordance with this policy.
C. AUTOMATIC RENEWAL: After the initial membership term ends, membership will automatically renew on a periodic basis. Membership will renew on the day after the initial membership ends, and renew on the same date of the month at the beginning of the next membership period. You may then cancel your subscription at any time in accordance with Section B above. There is no minimum number of membership terms that you must purchase. Cancellations must be made in accordance with the instructions in Section B. Cancellations received via email will not be honored.
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B. EMAIL RULES: Some of our members will make their email addresses available if they wish to converse with others users with similar interests and/or goals. If you use this information, you agree not to transmit "spam" or other unwanted solicitations, or any material that is harassing, threatening, racially offensive, obscene, abusive, harmful, defamatory, invasive of another's privacy, infringing of another's intellectual property rights, or illegal. Members found using email information in this manner may, at the sole discretion of Rodale, have their Membership cancelled without notice. Rodale is not responsible for the content of email messages sent by its members or from a third party.
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A. MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS:
You must be 18 years of age or older to sign up for this program.
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By sending or transmitting to us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts, information, content, or other materials (collectively, " Submission Materials") or by posting such Submission Materials on the Website, you hereby grant the following rights:
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iii. To Rodale and its designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import the Application Data in any media now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you, the provider of the Application Data, and you further specifically acknowledge and agree that you waive any and all intellectual property or other rights that you might otherwise claim in connection with any such use. The foregoing license to Rodale shall be considered fully paid-up and royalty free, and you specifically agree and acknowledge that your use of the Website, alone or in connection with your receipt of any associated goods or services, is sufficient consideration for the foregoing license. In addition, under no circumstances shall Rodale have any obligation whatsoever to pay a fee to any subscriber or user in connection with the Application Data upon the occurrence of a transfer of all or any portion of Rodale’s business through a merger, sale, transfer or license of all or substantially all of the assets of Rodale, nor shall the sale or barter of advertising or sponsorship on the Website or any other product sales give rise to any obligation to pay a fee to Subscribers.
None of the Submission Materials disclosed or posted via message boards, chats or other public forums shall be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution, or otherwise, on Rodale's part and they shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any such Submission Materials.
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As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your account and password. FURTHERMORE, YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES AND CONDUCT, WHETHER BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE, THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT. You agree to notify Rodale immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Rodale will not be liable for any loss or damages of any kind that may arise as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you may be held liable for any losses incurred by Rodale or another party due to someone else using your account or password
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i. copy, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, otherwise attempt to discover the source code, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, software, products or services obtained through the Sites;
ii. access the Sites by any means other than through the standard industry-accepted or Rodale-provided or authorized interfaces;
iii. transmit any message, information, data, text, software or image, or other content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable which may invade another's right of privacy or publicity;
iv. impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, an Rodale official, forum leader, chat room monitor, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with such a person or entity;
v. post or transmit any material that contains a virus or corrupted data;
vi. delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any communication feature;
vii. use any of the Sites' communications features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all caps, or flooding continuous postings of repetitive text);
viii. post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation information such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise;
ix. violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
x. upload or transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
xi. delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity;
v. post or transmit any material that contains a virus or corrupted data;
xii. manipulate or otherwise display the Sites by using framing or similar navigational technology;
xiii. register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for any Rodale product or service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; or
xiv. use the Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair Rodale's servers or networks, or interfere with any other user's use and enjoyment of the Sites. Furthermore, you may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Sites, services, accounts, computer systems or networks connected to Rodale through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Sites.
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K. NOTICES: Rodale may deliver notice to you under this Agreement or any other published policy on the Sites by email, a general notice published on the Sites or by first class U. S. Mail to the street address provided by you at the time you become a member. Rodale will never request any personally identifiable information from you via electronic or postal mail. If you receive an email or postal mail that purports to be from us that requests personally identifiable information from you, and specifically, your credit card number, please do not reply to that email or request. You may give notice to us via email, by certified U.S. Mail postage prepaid or by nationally recognized overnight courier to the following address:
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Rodale may assign its rights and interest in this Agreement or otherwise at any time and without notice to you or your consent.
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